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Monday, September 10, 2018

Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Central European Univeristy

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."

Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- “The Global Migration...   More >

An objective functional biomarker of retinal ganglion cell function: Applications for probing disease mechanisms

Seminar | September 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Suresh Viswanathan, Associate Professor & Chair of Biological and Vision Sciences, SUNY College of Optometry

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Work over the last decade and a half have identified and characterized a retinal ganglion cell nerve component in the flash electroretinogram. This talk will review the evidence for retinal ganglion cell origin of this potential, its mechanism of generation and applications towards understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of glaucoma and mild traumatic brain injury.

Combinatorics Seminar: The determinant of the Varchenko Matrix for oriented matroids

Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Volkmar Welker, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We generalize the Varchenko matrix of a hyperplane arrangement to oriented matroids. We show that the celebrated determinant formula for the Varchenko matrix, first proved by Varchenko, generalizes to oriented matroids. It follows that the determinant only depends on the matroid underlying the oriented matroid and analogous formulas hold for cones in oriented matroids. We follow a proof strategy...   More >

Dr. Warren Fox on Higher Education in Dubai: Growth, International Campuses, and Quality Assurance

Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a discussion of Higher Education in Dubai lead by Dr. Warren Halsey Fox.

Political Economy Seminar: "How do Electoral Incentives Affect Legislator Behavior?"

Seminar | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Andy Hall, Stanford

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

High-throughput T cell repertoire profiling enabled systems immunology and immune engineering

Seminar | September 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Ning Jenny Jiang, University of Texas, Austin

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Recent technological advancement have enabled high-throughput measurement of immune receptor sequence repertoire as well as characterizing of T cell phenotype and function at single cell level. However, how to evaluate T cell receptor binding affinity in a high-throughput fashion and decipher the interaction between the ligand repertoire and T cell receptor repertoire are still challenging. In...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Gromov-Hausdorff limits of Kähler manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below

Seminar | September 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gang Liu, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental result of Donaldson-Sun states that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with two-sided Ricci curvature bounds, are normal projective varieties. We extend their approach to the setting where only a lower bound for the Ricci curvature is assumed. More precisely, we show that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Taylor-Wiles-Kisin patching and mod l multiplicities in Shimura curves

Seminar | September 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeff Manning, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

In the early 1990s Ribet observed that the classical mod l multiplicity one results for modular curves, which are a consequence of the q-expansion principle, fail to generalize to Shimura curves. Specifically he found examples of Galois representations which occur with multiplicity 2 in the mod l cohomology of a Shimura curve with discriminant pq and level 1.

I will describe a new approach to...   More >

Reproductive Freedoms and Barriers in the US: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Kara Ayers, Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics; Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Professor, UCB School of Social Welfare; Melissa Murray, Professor, NYU Law

 Laurie Wilkie, Professor, UCB Department of Anthropology

 College of Letters & Science

The choice to reproduce (or not) is mediated through an increasingly complex set of social, legal and medical encouragements and barriers for different members of our society. This panel brings together a panel of scholars to discuss the legal, social and medical issues surrounding choice in reproductive decision making and ways to protect these rights broadly moving forward.

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Navigating Bureaucracy and Generating Vulnerability at an Agri-environmental Research Institute

Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019

 Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules...   More >

Design Field Notes: Katia Vega

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

About this talk:
Can the skin become an interactive platform?
In order to move forward traditional cosmetics to interactive ones, Katia Vega created Beauty Technology. It extends the functionality of cosmetics by...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia"

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juliana Londoño-Vélez, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Fair Matching Under Constraints: Theory and Applications"

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Yuichiro Kamada

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Quantitative additive energy estimates for regular sets and connections to discretized sum-product theorems

Seminar | September 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Laura Cladek, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We prove new quantitative additive energy estimates for a large class of porous measures which include, for example, all Hausdorff measures of Ahlfors-David subsets of the real line of dimension strictly between 0 and 1. We are able to obtain improved quantitative results over existing additive energy bounds for Ahlfors-David sets by avoiding the use of inverse theorems in additive combinatorics...   More >

Atlantic Drift: A Discussion of Interconnections Between Contemporary Poets in the US and the UK

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 James Byrne; Forrest Gander; Bhanu Kapil; Zoe Skoulding

 Lyn Hejinian

 Department of English

SLAM: Lecturing at a Research University

Seminar | September 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Pete Marsden, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Pete Marsden earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley in 2011 as a joint student in the Ellman and Bergman laboratories. His graduate education was followed by an adjunct faculty position at the University of San Francisco where he taught organic chemistry lecture and labs. Starting in 2012, Dr. Marsden returned to UC Berkeley as a lecturer where he currently teaches first and second...   More >